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“Perfect example of leisurely vacation”
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Abad Turtle Beach
Ranked #1 of 67 Hotels in Alappuzha
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Bengaluru, India
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“Perfect example of leisurely vacation”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Turtle Beach Resort of Mararikulam is a perfect example of a holiday - green, noise-free, serene and beautiful. The experience starts right from when you enter the resort and cross the small wooden bridge to the lobby area. The welcome drink is very refreshing and the first sight of the resort is also impressive.
Then porters will guide you till your room - you need them since the sprawling resort has very sparsely populated cottages across the property.
Rooms are very decent and spacious with big sit-outs and clean and tidy restrooms with a sky-light! The beach is practically a private one for the resort guests since there's not much population around. The sand color is awesome and the sea a bit quiet - so that gives a leisurely touch to the vacation - perfect in tune with the resort's theme.
In the evenings one can have a very good time around the spacious elevated swimming pool area and after that can straight away head to the adjoining the restaurant. Food is decent but a bit expensive but the ambience is awesome. particularly go for the beverages - they make good mocktails.
Mornings are particularly spectacular - with a huge abundance of flora around the resort. Also due to quite a lot of tall and leafy trees, the sight of sunlight peeping thru' the leaves is spectacular - especially for city-dwellers.
The ayurveda center is good I've heard although I don't have a first hand experience.
One minus though is the kids park - not at all maintained - in fact practically unusable when I visited. Also there're patches of property which are under renovation or not maintained (the less visited corners) - that's sometimes not a happy scene given the tariffs. Another thing, room service from the restaurant is also not good.
From shopping front, don't expect anything since the resort is located in a remote location.
Overall, I would recommend this resort for a leisurely family vacation. Go for it - you would remember this resort for a long time.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I have been there for 2 nights stay. The cottage room is simple but nice, large and comfortable (we also had a third bed and there was space). There is a large and very nice bathroom. All cottages have a balcony.
The restaurant is good but only for buffet dinner (they cannot arrange à la carte), the garden is beautiful and very well organized.
The spa is small but massagges are really relaxing.
The beach is nice, large and there is always a guard from the hotel to check who is going out and another staff at the beach to help with sunbeds.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

I was here on my honeymoon trip. Stayed here for few days. Located on a beautiful and lonely (almost) beach. If you are looking for relaxing trip, you can include it in your list. It is still in the process of landscaping and I hope within a year or so it would be really coming to its real potential. But still whole lot of green around. Its ayurvedalya is averagely fine.
On con side, there is no room service and kitchen is poor. They have fixed timings for beach (8am to 7pm).

Room Tip: cottages/ villa numbers 1,2,3 are closer to beach.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

Turtle beach had everything: rooms with international confort level and equipement, great beach with very less people, really very good food (not only pure indian...). And what really impressed us, the staff was extremely kind. We will come back for sure!
One single hint: we stayed in a beach cottage with 2 rooms and our neighbours watched TV at a high sound level, so if you can afford take a villa with one single room.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

As you enter the the hotel you reach the greenery with huge gardens spread across.everything looks just right. The smiles all around, the ambience, the overll setting, everything is too good. The overall propoerty is huge and still has a cozy kind feeling to it. The rooms are well placed and excellent housekeeping done on each room.our group stayed in 4 cottages and the cottages was mere perfect.Food was good in the restaurant and was perfect if you are sticking on some kerala dishes.you feel better here,even though the property is huge you are taken care off.Overall Well managed resort true to Gods own country feeling.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Abad Turtle Beach

Property: Abad Turtle Beach
Address: Varankavala, Pollathai P.O. Mararikulam | Mararikulam, Alappuzha 688567, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Alappuzha
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,105 - ₹ 17,966
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abad Turtle Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spread across an area of 13 acres of land, Turtle Beach Resort is ideally located at Mararikulam, a fishing village about 30 kms from Kochi. The resort overlooks the white sandy Marari Beach and has a rivulet flowing on one side. Stretching across the expansive area are 16 cottages comprising 29 beach cottages and villa. Facilities: The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned with en-suite toilets and individual patios. Room are equipped with TV, telephone, fridge, tea/coffee maker and individual safe deposit locker, Ayurveda centre, doctor on call, currency exchange, credit card accepted, travel arrangements. ... more   less 
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